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Alex Grant

Volvo’s compact SUV to take a quarter of UK sales

2 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s forthcoming rival for the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 SUVs could account for over a quarter of its UK volume, representing a significant corporate opportunity, according to Volvo Car UK managing director, Jon … Read More »

Kia confirms diesel Stinger sports saloon for Europe

2 months ago / 0 comments

Kia will equip the Stinger, its rear-wheel drive sports saloon, with a 2.2-litre diesel engine when it launches in Europe at the end of this year.

Vauxhall reveals Juke-rivalling Crossland X

2 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall has revealed the Crossland X crossover, which will be positioned beneath the Mokka X when it goes on sale later this year.

BT Fleet: Better connected

2 months ago / 0 comments

Positioned within a diverse portfolio, with its own fleet as a customer and the EE mobile network, BT Fleet has all the tools to meet the challenges of today’s – and tomorrow’s – fleet … Read More »

BMW 520d SE EfficientDynamics priced from £37,220

2 months ago / 0 comments

BMW’s most efficient diesel 5 Series saloon will go on sale in March, offering fuel economy of 72.4mpg with 102g/km CO2 emissions.

SEAT extends Ateca line-up as true fleet sales grow

2 months ago / 0 comments

SEAT has added a two-wheel drive DSG option to the petrol Ateca, matching a growing trend among ‘true fleet’ customers to opt for this over the equivalent diesel.

View from the top: Alex Smith, MD, Nissan UK

2 months ago / 0 comments

With 2016 sales growth largely driven by new LCV launches, communication will be key as Nissan begins this year with a reinvention of one of its most important nameplates and expansion of its specialist … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Ibiza EcoTSI FR Technology

2 months ago / 0 comments

A clever, and potent, new engine option turns the Ibiza into an efficient warm hatch, explains Alex Grant.

Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan to launch this Spring

2 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s first seven-seat Tiguan will go on sale before the summer, badged ‘Allspace’ in European markets.

Road Test: Audi A4 1.4 TFSI Sport

2 months ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk is impressed by the downsized petrol engine in this entry-level A4.

Diesel cars lagging behind HGVs on harmful emissions, report says

2 months ago / 0 comments

The latest heavy goods vehicles are emitting less than half the NOx of diesel passenger cars, despite significantly higher fuel consumption, according to a briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40

3 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen marks 40 years of the GTI with the best car that’s ever worn the badge, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Touran R-Line 2.0 TDI 150 DSG

3 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s prosaic seven-seater gets an added dose of car park appeal. By Julian Kirk

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C 250 d AMG Line Coupe

4 months ago / 0 comments

A compact executive two-door with ideas far above its price bracket, says Alex Grant.

Vauxhall previews coupe-like new Insignia

4 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall will unveil its lighter, leaner new Insignia at the Geneva Motor Show next March; badged as the Insignia Grand Sport.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4MATIC AMG Line

4 months ago / 0 comments

Familiar C-Class components in a fashionable SUV body; the GLC can’t lose, reckons Alex Grant.

Europe-wide ultra-fast charging due next year

4 months ago / 0 comments

Europe is to get a network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major routes, the result of a proposed joint venture including BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group.

Don’t make rushed decisions on salsac, fleet industry warns

4 months ago / 0 comments

Changes to taxation for salary sacrifice cars next April could cause a rush for orders, and businesses are being advised to consider their choices carefully rather than trying to quickly take advantage of the … Read More »

Fleet industry concerned about Autumn Statement detail gaps

4 months ago / 0 comments

Despite some clarity on future company car tax, the fleet industry has criticised the Autumn Statement for not providing key details needed to help businesses make futureproof decisions.

First Drive: Fiat 124 Spider

4 months ago / 0 comments

Fiat’s chic roadster is the perfect retro stablemate for the 500, reckons Alex Grant.


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